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  1. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of 29 March 2002 amending the Labour Conditions Decree containing rules on chemical and carcinogenic agents.

    Adoption: 2002-03-29 | Date of entry into force: 2002-04-19 | NLD-2002-R-61397

    The Decree defines dangerous substances, and regulates with regard to preventive measures, limit values and occupational safety and health strategies, as well as occupational health examinations.

  2. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of 9 May 2000 to amend the Decree on Working Conditions concerning an elaboration of the duty to register toxic materials, a decrease of the noise limit for the compulsory use of hearing protection, and other amendments.

    Adoption: 2000-05-09 | Date of entry into force: 2000-05-26 | NLD-2000-R-56861

  3. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Hazards of Major Accidents Regulations 1999 (1999/MJZ 99189854). - English translation - Addendum English translation

    Adoption: 1999-07-02 | Date of entry into force: 1999-07-19 | NLD-1999-R-72422

    Regulates the policy on prevention of major accidents and the general objectives and principles of policy on managing the hazards of major accidents.

  4. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Major Accidents (Risks) Decree 1999 (No. 234). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1999-05-27 | NLD-1999-R-72423

    Enacts the Hazards of Major Accidents Decree 1999 and amending various other decrees in connection with the implementation of Council Directive no. 96/82/EC of 9 December 1996 on the control of major accident hazards involving dangerous substances.

  5. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of 15 February 1999 to amend the Working Conditions Decree concerning the duty to replace volatile organic substances (No. 105).

    Adoption: 1999-02-15 | NLD-1999-R-53904

    Sets forth a regulation in order to prevent damage to the nervous system caused by professional exposure to volatile organic substances which are frequently used as solvents.

  6. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of 4 February 1995 to amend mining regulations of 1964 concerning safety standards and warnings regarding occupational hazards.

    Adoption: 1995-02-04 | Date of entry into force: 1995-02-21 | NLD-1995-R-41506

    This Decree introduces required European Union-wide minimum regulations on safety and health warnings in the mining sector. (See for earlier amendments and for the original law: Stb. 538, 1964; Stb. 83, 1983; and Stb. 793, 1994).

  7. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Act to fulfil environmental requirements regarding dangerous substances and cleaning of air, water, and soil.

    Adoption: 1994-11-30 | Date of entry into force: 1994-11-30 | NLD-1994-L-41486

    In addition to Acts of May 9, 1980, (Stb.432) and of July 3, 1989 (Stb.290), this Act concerns the cleaning up and the care of dangerous goods. It defines terminology and regulates transportation of dangerous goods.

  8. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of 15 August 1994 to amend the Mines (Continental Shelf) Regulation (ionising radiation).

    Adoption: 1994-08-15 | Date of entry into force: 1994-12-01 | NLD-1994-R-45035

    Inter alia amends Chapter XVII relating to protection against the risks of apparatus emitting ionising rays.

  9. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of 16 July 1994 to amend the Nuclear Energy Act (Radiation Protection) Decree of 1986 and the Decree on nuclear plants, fissionable material and ore

    Adoption: 1994-07-16 | Date of entry into force: 1994-08-12 | NLD-1994-R-45017

    Purpose of the amendment is to grant "external workers" -i.e. workers not being employed by a licensee but performing work in an area where a risk of exposure to radiation exists- a protection against ionising radiation equivalent to the protection granted to employees of the licensee.

  10. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of 27 May 1994 to amend the Mine Regulation of 1964 and the Mine (Continental Shelf) Regulation (asbestos).

    Adoption: 1994-05-27 | Date of entry into force: 1994-09-01 | NLD-1994-R-44993

    Implements EC Directive 83/477/EEC concerning the protection of employees against the risk of exposure to asbestos at work. Declares the Asbestos Decree equally applicable to the mining industry.

  11. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of 6 April 1994 to amend the Decree on packaging and indication of substances and preparations hazardous to the environment.

    Adoption: 1994-04-06 | NLD-1994-R-45191

  12. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Act of 4 February 1994 to amend the Nuclear Energy Act with regard to the prevention of accidents and other relevant matters.

    Adoption: 1994-02-04 | Date of entry into force: 1994-02-23 | NLD-1994-L-44502

    Gives effect to the EC Directive 89/618/Euratom of 27 November 1989 on information to the population on the appropriate measures for health protection in the event of radiation risk.

  13. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of 16 December 1993 to amend the Mine Regulation of 1964 and the Mine (Continental Shelf) Regulation (harmful noise).

    Adoption: 1993-12-16 | Date of entry into force: 1993-12-31 | NLD-1993-R-44468

    New sections on noise assessment and measurement, noise protection, hearing protectors and audiometric examination.

  14. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of 19 July 1993 concerning the entry into force of the Act limiting application of the Labour Disability Regulations, Stb. 1993, 412.

    Adoption: 1993-07-19 | Date of entry into force: 1993-08-01 | NLD-1993-R-35281

  15. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of 28 May 1993, concerning regulations for the removal of asbestos while demolishing buildings and dismantling objects.

    Adoption: 1993-05-28 | NLD-1993-R-34314

    The demolisher is obliged, before demolition and in case of the presence of asbestos, to inform the District Head of Labour Inspection, in writing, about the name of the company executing the work and the exact time at which work shall begin. The Asbestos Decree Labour Circumstances Law, intended for employers, stipulates that the company executing the work shall remove all asbestos-containing materials as far as possible prior to beginning the demolition. The same applies to dismantling objects. The Labour Circumstances Law stipulates that it is forbidden to rework asbestos, to have a supply of asbestos for commercial purposes, or to make it available to third persons.

  16. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of 29 April 1993 to determine new rules concerning the distribution of material safety data sheets to occupational users of dangerous materials and substances.

    Adoption: 1993-04-29 | NLD-1993-R-34876

    Provides that material safety data sheets should clearly indicate the dangers involved for the safety and health of concerned employees using the materials and/or substances. Both employers and workers should have sufficient information concerning dangerous substances and therefore all packaging should be clearly labelled.

  17. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    decree ddD of the Minister of Justice of 5 March 1993 concerning the Asbestos Decree Labour Circumstances Act (Stb.1988, 560) as amended by the Royal Decree of 19 February 1993, Stb.135.

    Adoption: 1993-03-05 | Date of entry into force: 1993-03-18 | NLD-1993-R-34865

  18. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree to lay down general administrative rules under s. 24 of the Act on substances hazardous to the environment.

    Adoption: 1992-08-18 | NLD-1992-R-31322

    Implement the 76/769/ECC directive amended by the 91/173/ECC directive.

  19. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree to amend the decree on genetically modified organisms under the Act on substances hazardous to the environment.

    Adoption: 1992-07-03 | NLD-1992-R-30438

    Adaptation to the European directives 90/219/EEC and 90/220/EEC.

  20. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Act dated 1992-06-24 amending the noise control Act.

    Adoption: 1992-06-24 | NLD-1992-L-30437

  21. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Act to amend the Waste Materials Act.

    Adoption: 1992-06-11 | NLD-1992-L-30441

    Adaptation to the european directive 89/369/EEC concerning the air pollution control of municipal garbage incineration plants.

  22. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Regulation by the Minister of Housing, Urban Affairs and Environmental Protection to lay down limit values for DDT in waste water discharged into surface water. (Stb. 1992, 177)

    Adoption: 1992-04-15 | Date of entry into force: 1992-04-30 | NLD-1992-M-29639

    Maximum permissible concentration: 0.2 mg/l

  23. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Regulation by the Minister for Housing, Urban Affairs and Environmental Protection to lay down limit values for carbon tetrachloride in waste water to be diluted in surface waters. (Stb. 1992, 176)

    Adoption: 1992-04-15 | Date of entry into force: 1992-04-30 | NLD-1992-M-29640

    Maximum permissible concentration: 1.5mg/l

  24. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Regulation dated 15 April 1992 of the Ministry of Housing, Urban Affairs and Environmental Protection to lay down limit values for 2, 3, 4, 5, 6-pentachloro-1-hydroxybenzene in waste water discharged into surface waters. (Stb. 1992, 178)

    Adoption: 1992-04-15 | Date of entry into force: 1992-04-30 | NLD-1992-M-29644

    Maximum permissible: 1 mg/l

  25. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Regulation dated 15 April 1992 of the Ministry of Housing, Urban Affairs and Environmental Protection to lay down limit values for DRINS (aldrin, dieldrin, endrin, isodrin) in waste water discharged into surface waters. (Stb. 1992, 179)

    Adoption: 1992-04-15 | Date of entry into force: 1992-04-30 | NLD-1992-M-29645

    Maximum permissible concentration: 2mmg/l

  26. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Regulation dated 15 April 1992 of the Ministry of Housing, Urban Affairs and Environmental protection to lay down limit values for chloroform in waste water discharged into surface waters. (Stb. 1992, 180)

    Adoption: 1992-04-15 | Date of entry into force: 1992-04-30 | NLD-1992-M-29646

    Maximum permissible concentration: 1mg/l

  27. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Regulation dated 15 April 1992 of the Ministry of Housing, Urban Affairs and Environmental Protection to lay down limit values for hexachlorobenzene in waste water discharged into surface waters. (Stb. 1992, 181)

    Adoption: 1992-04-15 | Date of entry into force: 1992-04-30 | NLD-1992-M-29647

    Maximum permissible concentration: 1mg/l. When tetrachloro-ethylene and carbon tetra chloride are produced by perchloration: 1.5mg/l

  28. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Regulation dated 15 April 1992 of the Ministry of Housing, Urban Affairs and Environmental Protection to lay down limit values for hexachlorobutadione in waste water discharged into surface waters. (Stb. 1992, 182)

    Adoption: 1992-04-15 | Date of entry into force: 1992-04-30 | NLD-1992-M-29648

    Maximum permissible concentration: 1.5mg/l

  29. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of 15 April 1992 to implement art. 8 of the Noise Exposure Act with regard to domestic appliances. (Stb. 1992, 218)

    Adoption: 1992-04-15 | Date of entry into force: 1993-05-14 | NLD-1992-R-29650

    Persons who buy domestic appliances must be correctly informed of the noise level of these appliances; a method to check the conformity of the information must be attached.

  30. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of 15 April 1992 to amend the Decrees on the noise produced by motor-vehicles, demolition hammers, generator sets, compressor sets, motor-vehicle and motorcyle exhaust systems, tower cranes and earth moving machines. (Stb. 1992, 219)

    Adoption: 1992-04-15 | Date of entry into force: 1992-07-01 | NLD-1992-R-29651

    Implementation of various EC directives.

  31. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of 9 April 1992 to lay down the date of entry into force of the Act dated 1991-06-26 to amend the Act on the responsability in the event of nuclear accidents (Stb. 1991, 373). (Stb. 1992, 183)

    Adoption: 1992-04-09 | Date of entry into force: 1992-04-27 | NLD-1992-R-29649

  32. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Act of 26 March 1992 to amend the Nuclear Energy Act in connection with the institution by law of the Reactor Safety Commission. (Stb. 1992, 148)

    Adoption: 1992-03-26 | Date of entry into force: 1991-11-29 | NLD-1992-L-29655

  33. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of 10 December 1991 to amend the Asbestos Decree under the Conditions of Work Act. (Stb. 1991, 685)

    Adoption: 1991-12-10 | Date of entry into force: 1992-01-01 | NLD-1991-R-29508

    Crocidolite and products containing this type of asbestos must no longer be used or processed

  34. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of 6 November 1991 to lay down rules concerning the prevention and reduction of environmental pollution by asbestos. (Stb. 1991, 580)

    Adoption: 1991-11-06 | Date of entry into force: 1992-01-26 | NLD-1991-R-29531

    The decree carries into effect the European order on the prevention and reduction of environmental pollution by asbestos, 87-217-EEG (PbEG L 85)

  35. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree establishing rules concerning the use of asbestos in friction materials of motor vehicles.

    Adoption: 1991-09-19 | Date of entry into force: 1991-12-28 | NLD-1991-R-26277

    Friction materials containing asbestos must no longer be used in motor vehicles, nor must they be imported.

  36. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree estableshing rules for the protection of workers against risks of exposure to specific harmful substances.

    Adoption: 1991-08-19 | NLD-1991-R-26263

    The following substances must no longer be manufactured or used: propane sultone, 2-naphthylamine and its salts, 4-aminodiphenyl and its salts, benzidine and its salts, 4-nitrophenyl.

  37. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of 12 March 1991 to amend the Radiation Protection Decree under the Nuclear Energy Act. (Stb. 1991, 166)

    Adoption: 1991-03-12 | Date of entry into force: 1991-06-05 | NLD-1991-R-29540

    Adaptation of the Dutch radiation protection standards to those of the European Community and in particular to the EC directives 80/836/EURATOM and 84/467/EURATOM

  38. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    An Act to further amend the Liquidation (Invalidity Acts) Act, containing a fourth, final liquidation phase.

    Adoption: 1990-03-21 | NLD-1990-L-21288

  39. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Decree to lay down rules concerning voluntary insurance under the General Old Age Act, the General Widows' and Orphans' Act and the General Disability Act.

    Adoption: 1990-01-02 | Date of entry into force: 1990-01-27 | NLD-1990-L-20174

  40. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order of the Minister of Justice to insert in the Staatsblad the text of the Decree on noise caused by tower cranes (Stb. 1986, 348) as amended by the Royal Decree of 1989-09-21 (Stb. 394).

    Adoption: 1989-11-28 | NLD-1989-R-9393

  41. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order of the Minister of Justice to publish in the Staatsblad the text of the Decree on threshold limits within zones near roads (Stb. 1981, 688), as amended by the Royal Decree of 21 April 1989, Stb. 157.

    Adoption: 1989-09-15 | NLD-1989-R-8514

  42. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Act to amend the Act on the Employment of Handicapped Persons as well as the General Inability-to-work Act and the Social Insurance (Organisation) Act (transfer of pay-dispensation competence to the trade unions).

    Adoption: 1989-09-07 | NLD-1989-L-8510

  43. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Decree to amend the Safety Decree for Factories or Workplaces of 1938, as determined by the Working Environment Act.

    Adoption: 1989-08-30 | NLD-1989-L-8511

    Amendments concerning new Regulations to prevent workers' exposure to harmful or dangerous substances at work.

  44. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Government Decree to lay down general rules to enact s. 17, ss. 1, of the 1952 Employment Regulations (P.B. 1958, No. 24).

    Adoption: 1989-08-14 | NLD-1989-R-8524

    Young persons shall not be employed for work which exposes them to substances and effects harmful to their health, nor shall they be allowed to use or operate dangerous machinery or equipment.

  45. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Act concerning the entitlement to payments for incapacity to work in accordance with the General Incapacity Act in respect of persons whose incapacity occurred before 1 January 1979.

    Adoption: 1989-05-03 | NLD-1989-L-8500

  46. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Decree to implement s. 3, ss. 7, of the Housing Act (Decree on noise control in office buildings).

    Adoption: 1989-04-21 | NLD-1989-L-8505

    Lays down rules to control noise from adjacent buildings and street noise.

  47. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree to amend the Decree on threshold limit values within zones around industrial sites, the Decree on threshold limit values within zones along highways, the Decree on nuisance from railway noise and the Decree on the control of road-traffic noise.

    Adoption: 1989-04-21 | NLD-1989-R-9448

  48. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree to establish the maximum permissible content of organic halogens in fuels and basic fuel components.

    Adoption: 1989-03-01 | NLD-1989-R-7734

    It is prohibited to use fuels containing more than 0.5 mg/kg of polychlorinated biphenyl or more than 500 mg/kg of halogenated organic coumpounds (because of change in the formation of polychlorinated dibenzodioxins in the environment).

  49. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Decree to enforce section 2 and other sections of the Act on nuisance due produced by earthmoving equipment. (Decree on noise production by earthmoving equipment).

    Adoption: 1988-12-23 | NLD-1988-L-7591

    Maximum allowable noise levels are laid down in relation to this type of equipment.

  50. Netherlands - Protection against particular hazards - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Regulation by the Minister of Housing, Town Planning and Environmental Protection to set standards concerning threshold limit values for hexachlorobenzene.

    Adoption: 1988-12-12 | NLD-1988-M-7767

    The TLV is 10g of hexachlorobenzene per ton of the total production or processing capacity, and 1.5g per ton when tetrachloroethylene and carbon tetrachloride are obtained by perchlorination.

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